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Q: Best way to financially support stem cell research? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Best way to financially support stem cell research?
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: teamcovert-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 28 Jul 2006 10:02 PDT
Expires: 27 Aug 2006 10:02 PDT
Question ID: 750418
I am interested in finding out the best way  to financially support
stem cell research -- particularly with an
agency/foundation/institution connected with diabeties research.
Subject: Re: Best way to financially support stem cell research?
Answered By: crabcakes-ga on 29 Jul 2006 01:33 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Teamcovert,

  Here are two worthy recipients of your contributions:

Diabetes Center, University of California, San Francisco

   "The continued growth of private funding resources provides the
support we need to continue the most promising Stem Cell research,"
says Dr. Bluestone. "We couldn't be more pleased with the recognition
we're receiving and the practical emphasis Mr. Cohen provides. The
United States is a leading source of breakthrough developments in stem
cell research. Private donations are a major source of funding that
will keep us on pace."

Ways of Giving


University of California, Irvine

 Basic Research

    * Geneticist Doug Wallace, a member of the National Academy of
Sciences, uses embryonic stem cells from mice to study human genetic
diseases that are associated with mutations in the DNA of
mitochondria. Mitochondria generate the chemical energy that powers
all mammalian cells.
    * Geneticist Arthur Lander uses embryonic stem cells from mice to
help create genetically modified mice for studies on gene function.
    * Neuroscientist Anne Calof uses neural stem cells from mice to
understand stem cell function and the potential use of stem cells in
fighting neurological disease.
    * Biomedical engineer Abraham Lee uses neural stem cells from mice
and humans to develop micro-devices that help researchers understand
the factors dictating stem cell differentiation.
    * Ping Wang, Director of the UCI Center for Diabetes Research and
Treatment, and colleagues are trying to understand how stem cell
therapies can aid treatments for diabetes.
    * Neuroscientist Phil Schwartz, who also is affiliated with the
Children's Hospital of Orange County, teaches a course showing
researchers how to grow both neural and human embryonic stem cells.

"Your generous support will enable the UCI Stem Cell Research Center
to build a research program that addresses the needs of thousands of
patients in Orange County and beyond.

To make a donation, please follow the instructions given below. For
information about contributing to a dedicated stem cell research
building at UCI, including naming opportunities, please contact Floyd
Harmon, Executive Director of University Advancement, at (949)
824-5408 or

How to Make a Donation

Credit card donations to the UCI Stem Cell Research Center can be
submitted through our secure e-Giving web-site by clicking the
e-Giving icon above or below then following the necessary

Kudos to you for wanting to contribute to such a worthy area of research!

Sincerely, Crabcakes

Search Terms
Diabetes + stem cell research facilities
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